Pride and Prejudice is a story that focuses on the life of marriage, it is full of love. Money and wealth is also a main aspect of the book. Marriage in Pride and Prejudice is acknowledged in that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. The first sentence of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice could not have better prepared the reader for the rest of the novel. The thread that sews together the lives of all the characters in the novel is the establishment of marriage.
He became engaged to her and her money, and Elizabeth on hearing about the engagement thought ... ... middle of paper ... ...alises that she is proud too, and she is surprised at this as she seemed to be always right in her first instincts though finds out that she is wrong about Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham. In the end Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy both get married together and live 'at Pemberley'. Overall Mr. Wickham's attitude towards marriage differs from Elizabeth's because Mr. Wickham is superficial and not serious at all, since he just wants to marry somebody preferable a woman with a lot of money as he is a mercenary man. But Elizabeth on the other-hand is profound and quite serious about her marriage as she wants it to be perfect al most. She is also very disinterested as in she does not go for the rich and powerful but for someone who she can respect, for example, when she turned Mr. Darcy down when he offered her in marriage.
Kate is fortunate enough to have a rich father because somebody is bound to marry her because of her worth. Petruchio is looking for a rich girl to marry. Petruchio is not only in the wedding for money. He is attracted to Kate because of her fiery disposition, her reputation of being a shrew and how violent she was. Petruchio turns out to be a smart, understanding and patient man.
The speaker of "Marks" is fed up with her everyday life and cannot continue to live with constant criticism; however, she doesn't believe that marriage is unnatural and oppressive. She is ready to make a change, no matter how small that change may be. Although all three poems share a common topic the themes couldn't be less similar. The experience and attitudes of each speaker influences their opinions and shape their ideas on marriage. There can be no reconciling of the three viewpoints as each is determined by personal experience and lifestyle.
Thus, he believes that by impressing her and being accepted by her he can fully posses that dream. After all, Gatsby believes that with his fabulous wealth he can buy anything he wants, especially Daisy. Longing for the love of his youth, he shapes his whole life around this objective of becoming worthy of her. "He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths so that he could ‘come over’ some afternoon to a stranger’s garden" (Fitzgerald 83). Daisy had become the be-all and end-all of his mad ambition, and yet, his approach is passive and wasteful.
While Gatsby was just a young man, he was highly awed by Daisy’s representation of old money and her life of luxuries. Gatsby was intensely in love with “young” Daisy, so he wanted to become the best possible version of himself for her. When Gatsby was off at war, Daisy continued in her quest for wealth in her false life. Gatsby “was overwhelmingly aware of the youth and mystery that wealth imprison[ed] and preserv[ed],” however if he promised her money, that’d be his life long goal: money for Daisy (150). Although Daisy loved Gatsby when she was young, the aspect of being rich was a higher priority.
This is a clear example of social class and the different perspective characters express on the topic. Mrs. Bennet attempts to marry off her daughters to the best possible men. This was recognised by everyone and she often appeared to embarrass her daughters whenever she spoke. In her eyes the men she wanted for her daughters were wealthy, socially powerful and polite men. The idea that her daughters should marry for gain in material aspects of life was much more important for Mrs. Bennet than for her daughters to marry someone they were in love with.
As a typical Elizabethan man, he is optimistic about relationships, and indeed falls in love at first sight with a woman who embodies the traditional feminine values. Claudio is attracted to Hero physically, "is she not a modest young lady" (1:1:147), and he is instantly besotted with her; the majority of his dialogue refers to her beauty, "Can the world buy such a jewel?" (1:1:161). As he compares her to a jewel he shows how precious she is to him and how she is a unique and valuable person in his life. Claudio is a young, romantic person, and although he is clearly stuck by Hero's beauty, Shakespear... ... middle of paper ... ...las Marner", the relationship between Silas and Eppie shows an unbreakable strong bond.
This essay will be looking at Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen and its themes of irony. I will be looking at the passage focusing on Elizabeth and Charlotte discussing Jane’s relationship with Mr. Bingley and how after knowing each other for such a short time they are already falling for each other (Austen 22-23). The passage then relates this to how quickly Mr. Darcy has acquired feeling for Elizabeth as well (24). In this passage they discuss relationships in depth and their views on Jane displaying her affection to Mr. Bingley. Elizabeth goes on to say “where nothing in question but the desire of being well married, and if I were determined to get a rich husband, I dare say I should adopt it.” (23) This is in reference to Charlotte suggesting that Jane use all the time that she is spending with Mr. Bingley to secure his attention and implies that once she has him she will have more time to fall in love with him.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s famous novel, is, in large part, a study of marriage. It is an interesting novel for Austen since she was never married. The social culture of Austen’s day made marriage a crucial aspect of a woman 's life. A women in that time was dependent on a man for money and social standing. Synonyms for marriage are union and alliance both have very different meanings.